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Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward | #OYRchallenge

Gary Webb, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist

Young African Americans during the beginning of the Drug Wars heard whispers of government involvement. It was hush, hush in the media, but on the city streets and in Blacksploitation films like, Cotton Comes to Harlem, this was a reality. In 1996, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gary Webb published his book, Dark Alliance, connecting the African American Crack Cocaine explosion to a well planned CIA operation. Major news network entities attacked Webb’s research sending him off into obscurity and later suicide in December 2004.

A new film opening this week, Kill The Messenger, is a tribute to Gary Webb and his outstanding research into the attack on the African American community. History tells us that we are never really ready for the immediate truth. We need time and space, especially in attacks on minority groups, to digest our sins, distance ourselves from blame, and face cold realities we can no longer ignore. RIP, Gary Webb and may the force be with you. #OYRchallenge

More than 18 years have passed since Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb stunned the world with his “Dark Alliance” newspaper series investigating the connections between the CIA, a crack cocaine explosion in the predominantly African-American neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, and the Nicaraguan Contra fighters — scandalous implications that outraged LA’s black community, severely damaged the intelligence agency’s reputation and launched a number of federal investigations. 

via Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward.

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– These Kids Are About To Charge The Chicago Police Dept. With Genocide At The United Nations VIDEO | #OYRchallenge

The charge of Genocide has been levied upon various countries across the globe. We watch the horrors broadcast on American television, and we return to our lives without recognizing the historical genocide attempted against African Americans in the US. The United States refused to sign the UN Convention on Social and Economic Equality. Mike Brown was sacrificed, but his life will now have meaning as the question of national genocide by authorities is no longer a question. The children are fighting for their lives. The UN is their only hope. Support them in their efforts. The ultimate #OYRchallenge
via – These Kids Are About To Charge The Chicago Police Dept. With Genocide At The United Nations VIDEO.

A group of youth social justice leaders plan to go to Geneva, Switzerland this November to deliver testimony about the experiences of young people, people of color and other marginalized communities who face targeted violence by police in the Chicago area.The grass-roots group who call themselves, We Charge Genocide, will speak before the United Nations Against Torture. Their name comes from a petition that was delivered to the United Nations in 1951. Using stories and data from their Youth Hearing On Police Violence the delegates where they will speak out against the crimes against humanity that  are the norm for minority groups in Chicago and across the nation.

Open Letter to Alicia Keys from Alice Walker

Alicia Keys live in Frankfurt

Alicia Keys live in Frankfurt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

wpid-alice-walker-1-sized.jpegAuthor Alice Walker wrote an open letter to Alicia Keys urging her to cancel her upcoming concert in Isreal. Keys, who is currently on her “Set The World On Fire” Tour, is due to perform in Tel Aviv on July 4, but not if Walker can help it. Her open letter advises the “New Day” singer to avoid the country because of its conflict with Palestine and suggests that she pull out of the scheduled concert completely. “It would grieve me to know you are putting yourself in danger (soul danger) by performing in an apartheid country that is being boycotted by many global conscious artists,” the letter reads. “Please, if you can manage it, go to visit the children in Gaza, and sing to them of our mutual love of all children, and of their right not to be harmed simply because they exist.” Keys has yet to respond to Walker’s plea, but upon announcing her tour in January she stated, “I’m excited to go to new places on this tour, among them Tel Aviv. I plan on bringing with me a show full of emotion and inspiration.”

 

Wanna Get Involved in the Coming Immigration Reform Fight? Here’s How

With Obama’s proposals only a hazy shade more inclusive than the Senate’s plan, and with the inevitable back room dealing and negotiating already underway, is there any room for everyday people who aren’t lobbyists and professional activists to insert themselves?

via Wanna Get Involved in the Coming Immigration Reform Fight? Here’s How.

 

Petition | Apprehend Christopher Jordan Dorner Alive | Change.org

Apprehend Christopher Jordan Dorner AliveMilitary veteran Christopher Jordan Dorner should have his day in court to tell his side of the story through his defense. It appears that the Los Angeles Police Department and other supporting agencies have issued a shoot to kill on sight order which has resulted in at least three innocent bystanders being shot and/or injured by officers thus far.

via Petition | Apprehend Christopher Jordan Dorner Alive | Change.org.

 

Mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, GMOs. It’s our right to make informed decisions. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

I have the right to know that the food I buy contains genetically engineered ingredients or genetically modified organisms, GMOs, and so do you.

I am a “food citizen” who has thankfully been given the opportunity to voice my opinion directly to the President of the United States and am petitioning this administration to take the necessary measures to ensure that GMO labeling will happen.

via Mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, GMOs. It’s our right to make informed decisions. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government.

 

Obama, ‘Republicans Will Not Collect a Ransom in Exchange for Not Crashing the Economy.’

 

LGBT Community Furious Over Obama’s Inaugural Pastor Who Said Gays Will Go To Hell

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The LGBT community is in an uproar over the Obama administration’s choice of pastor to deliver the benediction at the President’s inauguration this month. A White House petition has been posted requesting his replacement as the result over overarching fury after it was discovered Reverend Louie Giglio has a history of anti-gay comments, including delivering a viciously anti-gay sermon in the 1990s, and has ties to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University.

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/lgbt-community-furious-over-obamas-inaugural-pastor-who-said-gays-will-go-to-hell/politics/2013/01/10/58033

Share ‘End Taxpayer Subsidies 4Oil Companies’

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Ending Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies At a time of high gas prices and massive oil industry profits, the President renews his call to end the $4 billion-per-year subsidies for oil and gas companies

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